How is everyone’s WW journey this week? Have you been tempted to tuck into something warm and comforting, with the beginning of autumn on the way?
I must say that last week’s Weight Watchers Journey post felt quite light and summery, a salmon, vegetable and dill tart with a green salad. Since then the weather has been every shade of grey it could possibly be, and the temperature has definitely dropped. For me that means the flip flops are well and truly back in the wardrobe, the boots come out and my scarf collection gets an outing again. Having lost 3lbs last week, I have been feeling quite confident in myself and inspired for an autumn wardrobe. I’m ever the practical girl when it comes to everyday wear, and a good pair of jeans, cardigan, boots and scarf ensemble is staple over the cooler months. I also find that the cardigan/scarf combo can help cover up my tummy which is one of the areas that I am pretty conscious about, especially as I prefer to wear fitted tops. Indulging in my Pinterest addiction, I came across a couple of styles that I like and feel I’d be comfortable in.
That said I’ve a started using an Abs Challenge app on my iPhone to help in that area.
So, this week, how have I been doing? I’ll be honest it’s been excruciatingly hard as it has been one of my busiest cake weeks of the year (who said wedding season was winding down?). This meant that from Wednesday onwards, my days were a 6am start in the kitchen through to a 1am finish, surrounded, and I mean that quite literally, by cake, buttercream, sugar and chocolate. Scary!
I found the best way to tackle this was head-on, be prepared, plan and track, track, track. Oh and have a bottle of water with me at all times. If I had the urge to sample cake offcuts, I reached for the water instead. Sounds simple, it is; just a good dollop of willpower helps as well.
My ultimate weapon for dealing with a crazy cake week whilst weight watching is my Husband. So long as I was organised in the day, he sorted everything for our evening meals; working out my ProPoints and creating filling and healthy meals which would stop me reaching for a snack at 11pm. He’s an angel! So, there’s no recipe from me this week, but Ian has two coming up on his blog complete with the ProPoints.
First up is his Sweet and Sour Beef. You could substitute the beef for chicken, pork or prawns and reduce the noodles if you prefer; but I was hungry and had the points available.
Ian also created a pretty awesome turkey masala completely from scratch, that he served with naan bread. The curry itself is a bargain 3 ProPoints, and the Weight Watchers mini naan was another 3; so was 6 ProPoints in total.
So there’s plenty to take from this week for me; mainly that planning is definitely the way forward, especially when life is chaotic.
Well tomorrow night is weigh-in night. Everything is crossed and I’m feeling positive; so let’s if the scales feel the same way too. Well, the scales have been kind and that’s another 1.5lb off this week, 4.5lb in two weeks. Good luck to everyone weighing in this week!
Do you have helpful tips for staying on track when you’re busy?
Onwards and downwards
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